The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life (SRGSTEL) is committed to providing a rich and supportive environment for scholars, artists and activists to collaborate and share their work. To that end, we host an annual symposium bringing together scholars from across the country to share their research. Our 2013 – 2015 symposiums were held on the campus of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, and our 2016 symposium, “Spatializing Sovereignty,” was held at UC Berkeley and featured two keynotes: Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies at UCLA, and Gelare Khoshgozaran, multi-disciplinary artist and writer.
SRGSTEL Board Members
Tahereh Aghdasifar is assistant professor of Women’s Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Engaging queer of color critique, rhythmanalysis, and affect theory, her current book project explores neoliberal encroachment on women’s homosocial space through the site of the bra shop in Tehran, Iran. She is co-founder and director of the Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life.
Gelare Khoshgozaran is a multidisciplinary artist and writer exploring exile as a queer space, lag as queer temporality, non-citizenship and statelessness as forms of queer resistance. Appearing in multiple mediums and different formations, her practice is mainly concerned with the displacement and disorientation of bodies, objects, sounds, texts and images due to political circumstances and colonialist models of circulation. Through various translational processes, her work subsumes the violence, restraints and constructions of language in the formation of the “transnational.”
Savannah J. Kilner is a doctoral candidate in Gender Studies at UCLA. Her dissertation, “Pride and Property: Queer Settler Colonialism and the Landed Politics of Solidarity,” examines how imaginings of queer space interact with multiple, overlapping modes of dispossession in the U.S. colonial present. Her fields of interest include urban geography, cultural studies, and Indigenous, Black, and critical ethnic studies. Savannah is active in and inspired by prison-industrial complex abolition and queer anti-violence movements and is a member of the Solidarity Board of Homefulness, a poor people-led model of housing justice in Ohlone territory/Oakland, CA.
Divya Sundar is a doctoral student at UC Berkeley.
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